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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 18, 2008 6:07am
Forum: feature_films Subject: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

I was going to upload some movies starring John Wayne.
I`m still looking through my list but there are some movies that are not coming up at http://cocatalog.loc.gov like

Without Reservations (AKA: Thanks God, I'll Take It from Here) (1946)
Pittsburgh (1942)
Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Dark Command (1940)
Haunted Gold (1932)
Somewhere in Sonora (1933)
The Man from Monterey (1933)
The Telegraph Trail (1933)
The Big Stampede (1932)
Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)
Two-Fisted Law (1932)
Texas Cyclone (1932)


... to be continued..

The problem is that none of the major public domain distributors have them in their online catalogue so i`m not sure if those are in the public domain



This post was modified by k-otic on 2008-08-18 13:07:50

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 18, 2008 6:12am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

I don't know about those films, but I've confirmed the the following John Wayne films are PD:
Riders Of Destiny
Lawless Range
Texas Terror
The Desert Trail
The Dawn Rider
'Neath The Arizona Skies
Frontier Horizon
The Lawless Frontier
West Of The Divide
Paradise Canyon
Randy Rides Alone
Winds of the Wasteland
Star Packer
Sage Brush Trail
Rainbow Valley

There may also be a few others for all I know.

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Poster: HektorT Date: Sep 4, 2010 8:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

Hey K-otic, I was searching for something else and found this. Did you ever get answers on these? I can help with most of them.

A few might be a bit complicated, for example, the first one I checked:

The Long Voyage Home (1940) was registered but not renewed

THE LONG VOYAGE HOME. Argosy Corp.
Released thru United Artists. c!940. Presented
by Walter Wanger. 12 reels, sd.
Based on four sea plays by Eugene O'Neill.
Credits: Director, John Ford; screenplay,
Dudley Nichols; music. Richard Hageman;
photography, Gregg Toland; film editor,
Sherman Todd.
Walter Wanger Productions, Inc.;
21Oct40; LP9991.

But the Eugene O'Neill plays could be copyrighted: IMDB says the movie screenplay is based on the plays "The Moon of the Caribees", "In The Zone", "Bound East for Cardiff" and "The Long Voyage Home"

The Stanford Univeristy database lists all book copyright renewals, but I don't find these on there
http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/page?forward=home

But I don't know if plays are necessarily included in there...

Similar situation for Dark Command. Movie was registered but not renewed

DARK COMMAND. c!940. 10 reels, sd.
Based on the novel by W. R. Burnett.
Credits: Associate producer. Sol C. Siegel;
director, Raoul Walsh; screenplay, Grover
Jones, Lionel Houser, F. Hugh Herbert;
adaptation, Jan Fortune; music director,
Victor Young; photography. Jack Marta;
film editor, William Morgan.
Appl. author: Republic Productions, Inc.
Republic Pictures Corp.; 15Apr40;
LP9580.

But the Stanford database shows the book copyright was renewed.

This post was modified by HektorT on 2010-09-04 15:11:04

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 18, 2008 6:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

thanks .. i know about those titles ... but this guy made more than 100 movies between 1926 and 1945 .. and almost no title do show up at http://cocatalog.loc.gov

i`m a bit confused here

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 18, 2008 6:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

Only copyright renewels from 1950 onwards appear in that website.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 18, 2008 8:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

now i am even more confused :)

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Aug 18, 2008 8:19am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

Don't worry, I don't understand the website either. Oh, and I just uploaded something very special, which should appear in a few minutes. Let's just say it's a brief clip of Bill Haley performing "Rock Around the Clock" on 'The Ted Steele Show'.

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Poster: RadioFreePeru Date: Aug 18, 2008 7:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

The USG CO Internet sites lists only filings from 1978 on, which would include renewals of copyrights for films made in 1950 and afterwards (which should have been renewed in 1978). I have no idea how to get info on pre-1950 films (except the blanket 1923 and before category), but someone here does have a list, because they came up with info on the Bulldog Drummond and Mr Moto copyrights.
Check out "The Big Trail" (1930) also; it even includes Tyrone Power Sr. as the bad guy. I have a copy floating around here somewhere.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Aug 19, 2008 4:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

Skip Elsheimer (www.avgeeks.com) always provided useful copyright information but i havn`t seen him here for quite a while :(

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Poster: rq52 Date: Sep 3, 2008 4:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: John Wayne Movies .. copyright question

If I may, I'll put in my requests for Riders of Destiny, Telegraph, Randy Rides Alone, and other films that has not been put up on IA of John Wayne.